McFarland, WI (November 5, 2019) – According to the Dane County sheriff’s office, a multiple car crash occurred on Thursday morning October 31st at around 9:10 a.m. The crash resulted in five individuals being transported to the hospital with injuries that ranged from minor to serious.
According to reports, an intoxicated 17-year old male stole an SUV and lost control of it as it crashed into two other cars as well as a minivan. The driver of the SUV was identified as 17-year-old Jakel D. Jones. Jones was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated and causing injury. The Fitchburg teen was driving a 2011 Ford Edge which was stolen out of Stoughton. He was headed south on U.S. 51 when he lost control of the SUV and crossed into oncoming traffic.
A Chevrolet Astro minivan was the first vehicle hit and then Jones spun into a Volkswagon Jetta and a Chrysler Sebring. After the crash, part of U.S. Highway 51 near McFarland was closed for an hour and a half. The incident remains under investigation. The Sherriff’s office indicated there could be more charges coming for the teen.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Multi-Vehicle Accidents In Wisconsin
Car accidents are very prevalent in the United States, with approximately 6 million occurring each year. These accidents are the leading cause of personal injury and death across the country. There were almost 130,000 crashes in the state of Wisconsin in 2016 as reported by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Over 30,000 of those accidents in the state that year were the cause of more than 43,000 individuals injured. Alcohol is a factor behind crashes that end in fatalities for 40% of all accidents across the nation.
After a car accident in which you sustained injuries that were not your fault, the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are the Janesville car crash attorneys you need to protect your legal rights and provide you with effective legal representation. We understand the challenges that come after a serious accident especially when injuries are sustained and we are here to take on the legal battle on your behalf. We will fight so that you obtain a fair settlement for the damages and injuries you have had to endure by a reckless party. The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are here to guide you through the entire claim process. Call us today to set up a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 243-9686 for residents of Illinois.
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